Will Rick Porcello Take the Next Step in 2010?

Posted: 29th October 2009 by Jimmy Hascup in MLB
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(Also featured on Rotoprofessor.com) While most 20-year-olds are in the midst of their college careers, a different type of career has begun for a Detroit Tigers pitcher. One of the more highly touted prospects coming into this season, Rick Porcello slid into the fifth spot of the Tigers' rotation and proved that even the least experienced arms can have success in the major leagues. The former 2007 first-round draft pick wasnÆt in the ProfessorÆs top 35 pitchers, nor is he likely to be awarded the Rookie of the Year, but that doesnÆt mean his season was any less spectacular: 14 Wins, 170.2 Innings, 3.96 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 89 Strikeouts (4.69 K/9), 52 Walks (2.74 BB/9), .281 BABIP. Even when the Tigers acquired Jarrod Washburn to lesson the strain on Porcello and give them a solid lefty for ...

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